I bought this blue top from COS (US link) a few weeks ago and it has proved very useful. It has been part of my capsule travel wardrobe on two occasions. I like the way it can look casual or dressy due to the fact it is made of soft cotton jersey with a silk panel. It has an easy A-line style, great for preventing any clinging round the tummy area. It also has a longer hem at the back which I find flattering.
I was very excited when COS opened their first shop in London about ten years ago. I have always liked their pared-down aesthetic. I find their shapes modern and functional. Their styles do tend towards the voluminous and oversized; however I don’t think you necessarily need to be tall to wear their clothes. I have a friend who is petite and she is a great Cos fan. Whenever we go shopping together she nearly always finds something that suits her.
I have teamed my blue top with my navy foundation trousers from Hopefashionuk. I bought them last year and find them extremely comfortable. They are excellent for travelling as they roll into a ball and do not crease. I also find that they are cool in warmer climates. You can see how I combined them as part of my travel wardrobe last July.
It is good to have time to smell the roses. All photographs were taken by Laura Hines at Hampton Court Palace. Definitely worth a visit. Not far from central London and the gardens are superb.
My silver sandals are by Gabor from last year. Still available here.
I don’t think any post would be complete without me wearing one of my famous hats. I buy most of my hats in St.Tropez market.
COS currently have a sale (US link) so if you are contemplating stocking up on some timeless pieces now might be a good opportunity.
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All photos were taken in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram
The top looks great on you, Josephine. Suspect it would be too loose on me but it would hide my tummy area. Don’t think you have any problems there!
Well I don’t look too good if I wear anything that clings round the tummy or hip area that is why I tend to choose trapeze shapes now.
That top is lovely. I’ll be checking for a similar style. I’m vertically challenged at 5’2″ so unless a top is in a petite size anything flowy looks like a tunic and dwarfs me. Finding less and less petite sizing lately.
Hi Lisa B
I have a friend who is petite and she buys from Cos. She usually wears their tops with capri style trousers.
Funny: I bought a very similar top at Cos in March in London. A very pretty green with 3/4 sleeves (which I always love) and the silk at the bottom. Very washable. Only problem with anything solid is the least little spot shows terribly and right away! But I do love Cos, and I am (almost) petite. Their website is a bit wonky: those stilted models don’t really help sell the clothes, in my opinion!
I agree with you about the website however the products are good. I got I tiny splash on my blue top yesterday evening. I put talcum powder on immediately to absorb the oil so hope it will come out.
I use dish soap to take grease spots out.
Good idea thans
I have never had anything from COS, but I saw that their sizes go only up to L. This might a problem if you’re curvy (normally using XL) or with a full bust (the size table indicates 100 cm as bust size for L). What would you say from your experience?
From my experiende COS cut very generously. My top is a small and in most brands I take a medium. If you choose one of their ovesized or swing styles I would say you will be OK with a large. I would avoid their jerseys or any clinging fabrics.
I am short, but I have been able to purchase some COS clothing (with the usual caveats about proportion). However, I would add that some of the upper sleeves on COS clothing are cut very meagerly. Even the salesgirl agreed it issue on some pieces when when I mentioned it. I’ve tried on things where the rest of the item would fit just fine, but the sleeves would have little to no give, so I had to pass on them.
Thank you for joining in the conversation. I will check on the upper sleeves next time I am in COS. I have very narrow shoulders so may not affect me.
I really like the top. It looks great on you!
Looking gorgeous! This top is so cute. I am so excited to try this. Thanks a lot for sharing the wonderful article.